Sheldon began his career in 1999 studying Graphic Design at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover, initially intending to become an illustrator. But after taking a course in new media he became interested in digital media and filmmaking, and worked on his first animated feature film Boo, Zino and the Snurks’ while still studying.
Sheldon joined MPC in 2007 as Lighting TD working on The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Proving himself as a key member of the Lighting department, Sheldon soon moved on to Lead Look Development TD for productions including Robin Hood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treade, before taking on the role of Head of Department for Lighting.
Sheldon became CG Supervisor in 2012 and led 3D teams on many well-known effects-heavy movies such as Dark Shadows, Total Recall, Skyfall, The Lone Ranger and X-Men: Days of Future Past. A recent standout project for Sheldon was Terminator Genisys when, as VFX Supervisor, he led the team’s pioneering work creating a digital double of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a younger man. Most recently, apart from Dead Men Tell No Tales, Sheldon has been working as VFX Supervisor on Transformers: The Last Knight.